Thursday, Mar 16, 2023
The University is one of only 27 institutions nationwide to be recognized
by Tatiana Sciancalepore
Rider University was once again named a Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and ACPA: College Student Educators International. This is the University’s third consecutive year being recognized.
The national recognition highlights organizations with an enduring and exemplary commitment to workplace diversity within student affairs, examining categories such as family friendliness, salary and benefits, and professional development opportunities.
“It is such an honor to be recognized for the third straight year,” says Dr. Leanna Fenneberg, vice president for Student Affairs. “The dedication of our team in uplifting and supporting issues of diversity, equity and inclusion is unparalleled. Even in the face of challenges, the Rider Student Affairs team leads with heart and purpose."
One of only 27 institutions in the nation to receive the honor, Rider’s Division of Student Affairs aspires to uplift and support underrepresented, under-resourced and marginalized students, while advancing multicultural understanding and contributing meaningfully to institutional issues that promote equity and inclusion.
Rider is deeply committed to providing a vibrant living and learning community where all people, inclusive of their identities, backgrounds and experiences, are celebrated. In alignment with Rider’s Inclusive Excellence Plan and strategic plan, the University has explicit goals around institutional inclusion and emphasizes being an employer of choice.
Rider has also been recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution and received four out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index — a national listing of LGBTQ+ friendly colleges and universities.
The full report of the 2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs was published in the March 16, 2023 edition of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.